Picture of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche who in 2008 retired for health reasons from teaching and left his many students in the West to figure out for themselves what it really means to be a teacher’s disciple in the Karma Kagyu tradition as such
“When Rinpoche retired I reached out to Ari and asked him if I was Rinpoche’s disciple.”
“Not to have him stroke my ego but for my samaya with Rinpoche so I would know how to proceed moving forward.”
“I actually spoke to Ari about this for my readers when he and his wife Rose were here in Chicago to promote their book in 2010.”
“It, your question, is actually a part of the process we all go through as Karma Kagyu going back to Tilopa and Naropa and up to the present in our tradition.”
“How our relationship to a teacher, for which there is no substitute for, has absolutely no basis in reality whatsoever to speak of.”
End scene. Fini.
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